Eleanor Brooks - General Manager Eleanor is a graduate of Drama and Sociology, and strives to develop performances within local communities. She has a diverse range of experience in the arts, in both the production and performance side of the industry. Throughout the past five years, Eleanor has been actively involved in many performance projects, as either an actor, dancer, stage manager, administrator or director. She was co-leader and co-director of the ‘Let’s Act’ society, responsible for weekly drama workshops and organizing an annual showcase of short performances. She was also the creative researcher and performer for a devised performance, called Laced, and was responsible for obtaining the stimulus needed to create the performance. Whilst working as a Teaching Assistant within a school for students with severe physical or learning difficulties, she is helping to bring Drama into the school by setting up performances and running workshops. Whilst working, she also volunteers with two different companies, the first being Blue Apple theatre. There, she supports performers involved in both acting and dance; encouraging their growth as performers without letting their learning difficulties hold them back. Within the second company, Foot in the Door theatre, she works as their Administration and Community Liaison Officer; helping with the organization and structure of the company as well as trying to liaise with other theatre groups. With all of her experience behind her back, Eleanor takes the position of Implexa Dance Company’s Producer and General Manager incredibly seriously and takes on a lot of the administrative work.
Louise Hague - Artistic Director Louise has always been committed to dance theatre, having trained in a multitude of dance styles since she was three years old, and performing in many productions; specialising in choreography and contemporary techniques. Louise has achieved a BA First Class Honors Degree in Choreography, Dance & Drama and has recently completed her PGCE in Further Education. During her time at University, she was heavily involved within a number of productions including; performing in Alice in Wonderland (Performing Arts Winchester) and in Julius Caesar(Scratch Shakespeare), choreographing When It Rains Gasoline (Performing Arts Winchester) and was leader, teacher and choreographer for the Let’s Dance society (the largest dance society in Winchester). She was also co-creator and artistic director for the original dance production Presenting the Circus of the Ruined which won Winchester’s ‘Show of the Year’ award. Furthermore, she worked with Forest Forge Theatre Company as a dancer and researcher, as well as being part of the creative team for Forward Thinking Theatre’s Blackbird. She was a member of the D@win dance company, and was creative choreographer for the devised physical theatre performance Laced. Her passion, creative skills and knowledge are well-placed as Artistic Director and Choreographer within Implexa Dance Company.
Jade Hodgkins - Resident Choreographer Jade has been dancing for twenty years and has extensive training in various styles, including ballet, contemporary and jazz. Having completed a first class Choreography and Dance & Education degree, she also has significant experience in choreography and performing. Throughout the past five years, Jade has been involved in numerous performance projects as a teacher, choreographer or performer. This includes creating work and performing for the D@win Dance Company, teaching in Summer School programs for all age groups and co-creating Presenting the Circus of the Ruined, a full length dance theatre piece, last year. She has just finished her PGCE in Primary Education, giving her the opportunity to extend her knowledge and skills for the future. Jades experience in different styles of dance and choreography has provided her with a creative flair and passion that will accommodate her role as Resident Choreographer within Implexa Dance Company.